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Thread: 2012-2013 Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Party Pictures and Discussion

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    Thanks Katybob and Gladys for your kind replies !
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    Hello DJ'ers,

    I just finished my last DJ block almost a year to the day after I started this project. I used the Green Fairy blog Kaffe Fassett quilt as my inspiration and am so happy with the results. I have it laid out on the floor to look at how the TATW colors worked out and will probably do some rearranging.

    Now for the sashing. My first idea was to do the sashing normally and send the whole thing out to a long-arm quilter but now I'm having second thoughts and thinking about QAYG. I've searched the board and gotten lots of info about it, including Lacelady's tutorial.

    My concern is that the blocks are all trimmed to exactly 5.5". If I QAYG each block (by machine, not by hand) will the blocks shrink to the point that it will affect the overall size of the top when everything is put together? I don't want to do all that QAYG and then find out that my triangles don't fit. (This is assuming that I would put all the blocks together and then add all the triangles and corner squares at the end.)

    I would love to be able to say that I did everything on this quilt myself, but I'm just not sure that I have enough wiggle room to do QAYG.

    Any thoughts appreciated ....

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    Congratulations, Chay!!!! I'm so anxious to see a picture. I'm thinking as you are... that there will be some shrinkage. But maybe there are some with that experience that will jump in. My next thought is, what if you sewed sections of blocks together to make a larger but still manageable QAYG?
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    Here is a picture of my blocks. Now that I see it all together I have decided to re-do about 8 of them because I don't like the color of the fabric. I figured this would happen. I'm just happy to see it all in one place. Still thinking about QAYG ....
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    Chay: oh wow! I'm so glad you shared that picture with us. It is wonderful.

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    Hi Chay, Oh my - your quilt is abolutely beautiful - the colours are so nice --- Congratulations !
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    thanks for posting the pic, chay. it's as beautiful as i imagined it to be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    Here is a picture of my blocks. Now that I see it all together I have decided to re-do about 8 of them because I don't like the color of the fabric. I figured this would happen. I'm just happy to see it all in one place. Still thinking about QAYG ....
    That is amazingly beautiful. Congratulations on finishing your blocks.
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    Chay, your colors and blocks are wonderful!!!
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    Chay,
    Congratulations on finishing your blocks!
    They are absolutely beautiful!
    Well done!
    Working on Barkertown Jane

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    Chay!!! Wonderful blocks! Thank you for sharing the picture with us...gives us more inspiration to hang in there.
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    Gladys,
    Great blocks! I hope your internet and translater get back up to full time.
    Cindy A and Kaybob .... thanks for the great idea of keeping track of what fabric was used where. The pictures really tell the story well!
    Linda
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    Gus, so glad to hear your surgery really helped you out with your knee. Thank you for all the tutes and pics you have posted. I am so far behind I will definately get use out of them once I catch up !

    Here are my blocks for the week of May 20 (Linda whispers very quietly hoping no one will notice just how far behind she is)

    C-11 was done EPP and the other two with regular paperpiecing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    Here is a picture of my blocks. Now that I see it all together I have decided to re-do about 8 of them because I don't like the color of the fabric. I figured this would happen. I'm just happy to see it all in one place. Still thinking about QAYG ....
    Congraulations! Your blocks are beautiful and you have really worked hard. I saw a demonstration of QAYG where you cut your backing fabric in 1 piece. Piece your blocks in sections vertically, left, center, right. Put the batting under the center section on top of your backing and machine quilt. Then you insert batting for each side and hand baste the batting together. Sew on the side sections 1 at a time and machine quilt them. That way you aren't trying to shove the whole quilt under the machine at one time to quilt it but you don't have as many individual pieces to quilt. It looked like a great idea and I am going to try it on my DJ.

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    chay: wonderful to post your quilt....gorgeous....great inspiration!
    Linda: your blocks are fabulous! I'm quite far behind myself, but I'm not worried, eventually I'll catch up!
    Maureen

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    Chay - absolutely amazingly spectacular!!!!!
    I went to the Long Beach Quilt Festival yesterday where there was a DJ on display - looked very similar to yours [which means... yes you can enter it when you've quilted it as well! It and your pictures makes me want to start a new one on a consistent background. It sure makes the colorful fabrics pop more. my friends said that would make me 'clearly insane' ....reminding me of another quilt on my bucket list

    I am so far behind - hope to catch up this next week and maybe get a little ahead. I will add a few tutes - as I look at these next blocks and see a couple of other ways to attack them...

    Have a great sewing - or at least fun - weekend!
    Gus

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    Chay, your quilt is beautiful. I can only hope that I will actually get to that point some day, which seems in the FAR distance future. But I am not giving up. Too much fun.
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    Thanks everyone! Fabric Galore that's an interesting QAYG idea. Thanks for sharing it. I've also seen an idea where you quilt in big sections and then join using Leah Day' technique. I'm going to try it on some leftover blocks I have. Cre8tvlwyr, I had to laugh about your nearly insane comment. I've seen those tiny blocks and that is an incredible project. For my next pieced quilt I'm going a little bigger and am going to do a red and white quilt using the patterns from the Just Takes Two blog. Doing an Insane Jane would send me over the edge! Good luck if you go for it!

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    Hey all.

    Surprise - I'm back!

    After some travelling and outdoor activities and family holidays - not much
    sewing gets done in the summer...

    I've decided to jump ahead to todays block and gradually fill in the rest later.

    I'm also putting the triangles on hold, since I'm worried I'll run out of my fabric.

    So here's e-5

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    There - I'm sort of caught up

    btw kudos to those of you who are actually keeping up - well done!
    and Chay you inspire us all with your completed blocks - hopefully many of us will get there as well (next year)!!

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    Hex Nut
    Glad you are back...I like your blocks...especially the little flower in the center of the blue
    Linda
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    Well, life has gotten in the way, and I haven't worked on DJ at all since around February. I do have one room finished toward my goal of having the downstairs ( and the upstairs bathroom) totally remodeled by Christmas. Hopefully, that will happen!
    Maybe if I get back on the QB, I will get motivated once again! At any rate, I have just gone through lots of pages and pictures, and everyone's blocks look wonderful.
    Take care.......
    Kris

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    Here are weeks 28 and 29. I've gotten a lot more done the last couple of weeks because it's been incredibly hot here so I haven't spent much time outside.
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    Oh katybob! They are fantastic.
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    Katybob~~Your blocks are so beautiful. I am having trouble with one quilt, I can't imagine doing 2. Keep up the good work.
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    Very nice blocks Katybob, I am doing F11 -- uuhhmm !! -- not one of the easiest!
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